Our Quality Data: Physician Compare

Physician Compare is a tool created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which serves two purposes: “to provide information to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care, and to create clear incentives for physicians to perform well.” ¹ In order to do this, Physician Compare includes general information on health care professionals and group practices to help patients find providers. Once patients locate the appropriate provider, they can compare quality data from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Incentive, and Million Hearts®.


[1]”About Physician Compare: An Overview.” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. N.p., 21 Apr. 2016. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.